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Periodically getting small bumps on elbows. Swelling, itching on scratching. What are they?

Periodically I get these little bumps on my elbows sometimes its just one elbow or the other or both .. As long as I don t scratch them they are ok but if I do they swell up and itch more and turn red of course . They stay for about a week maybe before they go away maybe longer sometimes .. Thought maybe it could be a form of psoriasis but it doesn t look quite as bad as that .. Can you help me?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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hi..thanks for your query.
From what you mention, it definitely does not look like psoriasis.It is possible that the elbows might be coming in contact with something which produces a contact allergy /urticaria .You can have oral anti histaminics for sometime and apply a topical corticosteriod for a week.
If they still persist or the recurrences are very frequent , you should consult a dermatologist to find a definite cure.
Hope this helps.Take care!
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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